Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
optimistic but i'm cautiously optimistic. >> chuck schumer from new york continues to say the things, meaning a deal, always happens at the end. >> gregg: we'll probably hear about the change of cpi which is basically a new way of calculating an index the cost of living and slowing down the growth of sbph like social security. we'll probably hear about. mike, thanks very much. >> arthel: we're going to the white house where president obama is holding firm to his demand and blaming republicans for the failure to reach a deal. the president also appearing on a political talk show this morning to make his case to the american people. chief white house correspondent ed henry is live at the white house. >> reporter: good to see you. first time the president did a sunday talk show since 2009 since he was pushing healthcare reform trying to sell a fiscal cliff deal. he is was on meet the press. republicans weren't happy with that appearance because he they felt he was blaming them. new development in the last hour or two, vice president biden has come back from delaware. he is now here at the white
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
a terrible signal. back in october more than two months ago, a suspect and the new york times found him sitting in a cafe. here is the quote from the new york times "just days after president obama reassert ised his vow to bring those responsible to justice mr. abu chattala spent two leisurely hours on thursday evening at a crowded luxury hotel on a patio and scoffing at the threats coming from the american and libyan governments. libyan's fledging national army is a "national chicken" mr. abu khattala said. brought toeen without to justice. >> and no reason to think any of his colleagues will be apprehended either. you have anarchy in somalia and yemen. and the administration just doesn't take it seriously. an administration obsessed with transforming the domestic american economy and quite comfortable with the decline in american influence overseas and techicolor it in tech any here in the next few days if the deal that they are talking about on capitol hill which does not include any solution for the defense sequestration problem of half a trillion dollars of additional cuts in our d
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am PST
by super storm sandy, including $12 billion to repair the new york and new jersey transportation system, and strengthening them. but it faces uncertainty heading into the house. we have more from molly. >> reporter: yes, it's passed the senate. there are a couple of reasons why it might languish in the house -- the fiscal cliff and the amount of the bill. the fiscal cliff is sucking all the oxygen out of the room. it is possible that the sandy relief bill could be tacked on to any other bill, it is not certain. also, some conservative lawmakers want a smaller bill to go to the recovery, not the one passed by the senate. with the tight economic situation, they may want to scale it back or include spending cuts elsewhere to offset the cost of the aid package. when it was going through the senate, 12 senate republicans voted for passage of the sandy bill. the rest voted against t. now te possible holdup in the house has led governors of new jersey, new york and connecticut, to lean on the lawmakers, writing, so the question to each and every member of the house is, if this storm had struck
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
on in this show. fiebl funeral services for a firefighter shot and killed in upstate new york on christmas eve have just gotten underway. thousands of firefighterrings filed in on friday and saturday to pay their respe memorial services for fallen brothers. the two men were shot and killed on christmas eve, responding to a house fire, the owner had set intentionally. the suspect, william spangler, then killed himself. the second firefighter's funeral is tomorrow. a $60 billion emergency aid package for victims of super storm sandy has made it through the senate, but relief is not on the way. the pleasure has to get through the house, where its fate is far from certain. we have more from washington. >> there are a couple of reasons why the sandy aid legislation may languish in the house. number 1, the amount of the bill, and number 2, the calendar. some conservative house lawmakers are unconferring with the $60.4 billion package passed by the senate. with the tight economic situation, they may want to scale it back or include in spending cuts to offset the cost of the legislation. here's one g.